Adventuring: A Travelblogue with Photos

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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Visiting Victor and Rita

Today, partly to escape the heat, we drove up to Victor, Colorado. It's a charming town with a winning personality, and the home of one of those wonderful scrap-wood sculptures by Thomas Dambo. Rita the Troll, the story goes, slept some hundreds of years and woke to discover that humans had been... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Bows and flows... and wrath!

https://flic.kr/p/2pWjDtV Start here and click leftwards to see the build-up of cloud that later became storm. We didn't get much here, but other clouds were building, too, and in the afternoon there was a warning on the radio about serious storming 20 mile east of the Springs, to go to the lowest... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 11, 2024

Days at the Zoo

Maybe it's time for a short excursion to zoos in Colorado, Singapore, Wellington NZ, and the US National Zoo in DC. https://flic.kr/s/aHsmPhNNqj Zoos have so much more to offer than in past eras. I remember when, in the 1970s, the Cleveland Zoo was nothing more than a prison for animals with... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Sonoran Desert

Driving southeast towards Tucson AZ, we traveled through the Sonoran desert, and when we stopped at a rest area east of Tucson along Hwy 10, I took a few pictures. Along the road we saw a few Century plants and a lot of yucca of the sort that grows tall stacks of the leaves and tends to branch out,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Petrified Forest & Painted Desert in Arizona

Charlie and I really enjoyed the drive that winds its way through the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. We were accompanied by ravens, and just a few humans. It was all cold, especially walking to see some of the sights in the wind. My parents took me here when I was 10, and I was... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 12, 2024

traveler's rest

We've arrived in Tempe which is sort of an outlier of Phoenix AZ just after a most glorious sunset viewed from Hwy 87 which winds down towards the lowlands through mountains I never realized were there. The highest elevation I saw was 7700 ft, about 1000 ft higher than Colorado Springs. From there... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Ready... Steady...

My bags are packed (clothes, toiletries, yarn, laptop...) and after a good night's sleep, I'm ready to go, Charlie will be standing outside my door... In fact while we enjoyed our $11 burgers at BJ's Brewhouse burger day (every Wednesday) I got a call from the computer shop: My laptop was ready to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Road Trip!

On Thursday, Charlie and I will be heading out in my 'new' car--a Nissan Sentra, if you're curious--to take him to a jugger match in Tempe AZ. I am keeping an eye on the weather forecasts for the end of the week across the landscape we'll be driving through. The plan is to go south along I-25 into... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

A few more Colorado skies

I took these shots on two different mornings last week. That's the one good thing about getting out of bed before dawn, or at least when the light coming in through the windows has that happy rosy shine! https://flic.kr/ps/rhS1C Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 4, 2023

The San Rafael Swell

I've made the drive across the San Rafael Swell in Utah, a portion of I-70 they could sell tickets to! https://flic.kr/s/aHsjuoKkkk https://flic.kr/s/aHsjxdy6TP...and here's a shot of the eastern edge of this massive lift of the land from the air: https://flic.kr/p/772E2Z If you want to know more... Sign in to see full entry.

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